Originally posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
MSNBC evening host Rachel Maddow is coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta October 13 to talk about her upcoming book about the oil and gas industry called “Blowout.”
It’s part of an eight-city tour in mostly liberal enclaves such as Seattle, New York and San Francisco. But she includes Tulsa, Okla. given how important the oil and gas business is there.
Her book comes out October 1 with a sub-title “Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth.” The thesis, in other words, is unflattering: “The oil and gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers.”
Maddow, who has been hosting her own show on MSNBC since 2008 and rivals Fox News’ evening shows in the ratings, came to Atlanta in 2013 to discuss her first book, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Drift.” That book was about how American presidential administrations changed the rules of war in a way that made it easier to stay in perpetual “war.”
10/3 | New York, NY | 8pm
Streicker Center | Click here for more information
10/5 | Tulsa, OK | 7pm
Magic City Books | Click here for more information
10/6 | San Francisco, CA | 7pm
City Arts & Lectures | Click here for more information
10/7 | Los Angeles, CA | 8pm
Writers Bloc | Click here for more information
10/11 | Seattle, WA | 8pm
Seattle Arts & Lectures | Click here for more information
10/12 | Chicago, IL | 7:30pm
Chicago Humanities Festival | Click here for more information
10/13 | Atlanta, GA | 5:30pm
A Cappella Books at the Fox Theatre | Click here for more information
11/17 | South Hadley, MA | 4pm
Mount Holyoke College, Chapin Auditorium | Click here for more information
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.